Hey you! Yes, I am talking to you. The beautiful human who is reading my blog. I need to share something with you. Something very important. It is about you. About your life and your family’s life. And about the life of all the animals and plants we need to keep this world in balance to stay alive. As you know it is not in balance at all. It is completely out of balance at the moment. You don’t know what I am talking about? Now it is really time to listen to the story of uncle David. Read his book or watch his documentary ‘A life on our planet’. It’s time for action!
Caused by humans
Of course David already knew long ago about this situation. He has lived almost for 100 years on this planet (at the moment he is 95 years old). He always loved nature and its animals. He has seen how his world has changed in almost a century. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change. Recently the report of the IPCC confirmed what uncle David is saying. Conclusion: the climate is changing extremely quickly and the main cause is humans.
Take our responsibility
Climate change is a very big problem, much bigger than the thousands of years before. You can blame humans. This climate change is causing extreme weather. Some things we can’t stop anymore, like the changes in the oceans and the sea level. If we want to stop this crazy change, we need to reduce CO2 to zero. It’s time to wake up and take responsibility. I would like to share some tips you can do to work on this.
- Eat less meat. Instead of that eat more plant based and have a vegan lifestyle. The production of meat and dairy is one of the biggest contributors to climate change and pollution.
- Use reusable alternatives. Wherever you go, bring your own water bottle instead of buying bottles from the supermarket. Those bottles eventually end up in the ocean and cause harm to the environment and wildlife.
- Drive less and take the bike or go for a walk. Or travel by public transport.
- Buy fair trade products.
- Save energy. Switch off all your electronic devices when you don’t use it, turn the heater down and hang your clothes to dry.
- Donate your clothes. If you have good clothes but don’t use them anymore, give it to a charity shop or to someone who can use it to reduce waste.
- Save water. In many countries there is a lack of clean water. So be aware of that when you use water. Use only what you need and don’t throw it away when you still can use it for something else. And use a timer when you take a shower.
- Give people experiences instead of material things. Offer a home-cooked meal or a pie. They will love it.